Maple Town (partially found Saban English dub of anime series; late 1980s)
|Japanese VHS tape of the 5th volume featuring Patty.|
Maple Town (メイプルタウン物語 Maple Town Monogatari) is a 1986 children's anime series by Toei animation where the entire cast are anthropomorphic animals with a Victorian aesthetic (reminiscent of Peter Rabbit or Sylvanian Families), that was associated with a doll toyline.
The series focuses on the daily life of a young female rabbit named Patty and her friends Bobby the bear and eventually Rolly a female dog.
The series was brought over in the United States in the late 1980s and gained an English dub by Saban. It aired on Nickelodeon (And eventually Nick Jr) in the late 1980s until the early 1990s alongside Maya The Bee, The Littl' Bits and Adventures of the Little Koala.
The American-Canadian version is notable for having a short live-action segment by a female host doing actives before introducing the animated segments.
The anime stopped airing on Nickelodeon sometime in the early 1990s.
Only a couple episodes with the Saban English dub can be found online.
The anime did gain an official home release in other European countries such as Spain, The Netherlands and Germany.